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The Dalmatian city of Split is to become a candidate to be the European Capital of Culture for 2020. The cities plan was presented on Monday by Deputy Mayor Andelka Viskovic, reports website dalje.com.
The plan will see the towns of Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Kotor (Montenegro), Trogir, Sibenik, Hvar, Pag, Sinj, Korcula, Ston and Solin involved as partners in the project, Also invivted to the presentation were representatives of Dubrovnik, Zadar, and Stari Grad on the island of Hvar.
The city of Split would be the project leader, with the title of European Capital of Culture 2020 shared with the cities that join them.
The Nominating Committee of Split for the European Capital of Culture 2020 thought it was fundamentaly important to include the Dalmatian towns, whose tangible and intangible heritage are under UNESCO protection, and also Mostar and Kotor, which are outside of Croatia's borders but are strongly connected to Split.
The European Capital of Culture is a city designated by the European Union for a period of one calendar year during which it organises a series of cultural events with a strong European dimension and generating considerable cultural, social and economic benefits to the area.
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